Russell Wilson believes the Seahawks are a “excellent place” for Antonio Brown to develop because the star quarterback authorized the staff’s curiosity within the free agent.
The Seahawks have been linked with All-Professional extensive receiver Brown, who was launched by the Patriots in September final yr amid sexual assault allegations he has denied.
Brown — a seven-time Professional Bowler — has been banned for eight video games on account of “a number of violations of the NFL’s private conduct coverage.”
Wilson was requested about Brown and he informed reporters on Thursday: “Many of the conversations I’ve had with most his former teammates and stuff like that stated that he labored laborious on daily basis.
“He got here prepared and I feel he had a nasty yr or two there that did not go the way in which you need it to.
“I feel that with our tradition and the way our tradition is, with coach [Pete] Carroll, with the teammates that we now have, the boys that we now have and the expansion, I feel, if he does play soccer, I feel this can be a excellent place. If he does play once more, I feel this can be a place that he’ll develop rather a lot as a person as nicely.”
“I feel Antonio undoubtedly has taken these steps [in the right direction] and like I stated, no one’s good,” Wilson stated. “From the conversations I’ve had with him, he is actually been remorseful and simply he is been humbled alongside the way in which. Like I stated, I pray that he can proceed to develop, similar to anyone.”
Since getting into the league with the Steelers in 2010, Brown has amassed 11,263 receiving yards and caught 75 touchdowns in his profession.
Brown solely made one look for the Patriots after being launched by the Raiders, recording 56 yards and a landing.
Wilson, whose Seahawks are first within the NFC West with an ideal 5-Zero document, added: “I feel the truth about Antonio is he is likely one of the greatest gamers to play this recreation clearly.
“I feel that he has all the time been a particular participant by way of [on] the sector. The truth with Antonio is, he is had some robust moments in his life, particularly as of late. I feel he is gone by a number of issues he needs he might take again and do, and simply not say, no matter it is likely to be.
“However I feel he’s a particular participant, for certain. I do not know what is going on to occur with him or not. I do not understand how critical it’s us getting him or not. However I do know that clearly he can play some soccer. I feel that is the factor.
“I’ve developed a private relationship with him, and never everyone is ideal. And I feel that is the truth, none of us are. So hopefully he will get to play soccer once more.”
“I feel we have been nice all yr,” Wilson continued. “I feel you are all the time making an attempt to look to see how can we get higher, how can we get higher in each method.”